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Innovation Week
12/08/2016

Innovation Week

Robert Perkins
Caltech's Innovation Week speakers offered guidance, experience, and encouragement to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Speaker
Major Neuroscience Initiative Launched
12/06/2016

Major Neuroscience Initiative Launched

Kathy Svitil
Initiative kicked off with $115 million gift from philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo to establish a new institute and provide continuous funds for neuroscience research. Caltech to construct $200 million biosciences complex that will include new institute.
photo of Chrissy Luo and Tianqiao Chen
The Real-life Pride and Prejudices of Jane Austen
11/16/2016

The Real-life Pride and Prejudices of Jane Austen

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech's partnership with The Huntington enriches students' studies.
photo of a first-edition volume of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
Human Fear and the Social Brain
11/11/2016

Human Fear and the Social Brain

Lorinda Dajose
New assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience Dean Mobbs discusses how we respond to environmental threats.
Dean Mobbs
The Caltech Experience During Wartime
11/10/2016

The Caltech Experience During Wartime

Alyce Nicolo
Caltech alumnus Howard Jessen (BS ’46) recently donated to Caltech to help enrich humanities instruction and create opportunities for early-career PhDs. Jessen, who came to Caltech by way of the Navy’s V-12 program—a World War II program through which future officers were able to earn bachelor's degrees—took time to reflect on his experience.
Members of the V-12 navy unit at Caltech in 1941
SURF 2016
11/09/2016

SURF 2016

Lorinda Dajose
Domestic violence in 19th-century England, teaching a computer to play an Atari game—a glimpse at undergraduate research at Caltech.
Jagriti Agrawal and Yisong Yue.
Meet the 2016–2017 HSS Graduate Fellows
11/09/2016

Meet the 2016–2017 HSS Graduate Fellows

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to introduce its graduate fellowship ...
Fellowship Recipients
Third Round of BRAIN Funding
10/24/2016

Third Round of BRAIN Funding

Lorinda Dajose
The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to six Caltech professors as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
Design of brain
SURF Seminar Day 2016
10/12/2016

SURF Seminar Day 2016

Lorinda Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
graphic of three human silhouettes and two torches
HSS Division Hosts Lecture Series
10/06/2016

HSS Division Hosts Lecture Series

Whitney Clavin
As part of the 50th anniversary of Caltech's Humanities and Social Sciences division, John Sutherland gave a lecture about George Ellery Hale.
photo of John Sutherland presenting a lecture at Caltech